The Kakadu plum is native to Northen Australia and is considered one of nature’s greatest natural superfoods. This superfood has been a source of nourishment to aboriginal tribes for centuries. As well as being a superfood it has been used for ancient healing remedies and now in this day and age is even used in beauty products. This small green fruit is said to have high levels of vitamin C and a bit of a sour taste. It has recently gained popularity around the world with foodies and health fanatics due to all the health benefits this small fruit offers.
Some of the health benefits the Kakadu plum has to offer is that is that it boasts to have more than 20 times the amount of vitamin C than found in oranges. Vitamin c help build your immune system, gums, teeth, bones strong. It help you absorb iron and has anti-allergy effects on the body, it can also stimulate collagen production in the skin. 100 grams of this natural superfoods provides your body with over 1,200 milligrams of vitamin C, and because it is so potent you only need 1 gram of dried Kakadu plum powder to consume the same amount of vitamin C as an orange. This makes it one of the world’s best sources for vitamin C.
As well as being such a high source of vitamin C this superfood is packed full of antioxidants. This small green fruit contains phenolics and phytochemicals which have antioxidant qualities. Antioxidants are essential for our well-being and health, they fight off the development of many life-threatening illnesses such as heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and even cancer. They also slow down the process of aging by stopping unstable molecules that promote premature aging as well as get rid of free radicals in the body. It has 5 times the amount of antioxidants found in blueberries as well as being a source of iron, vitamin E, and folate.
The Kakadu plum has been used for its medicinal properties for years, it’s used to treat burns, rashes, and other skin ailments but it is most known for its antibacterial properties and helping the body fight against and prevent certain illnesses. There have been ongoing studies that may prove this superfood is one of the most effective treatments toward Alzheimer’s disease to date. Kakadu plums may also be beneficial for fighting off cancer cells, like every antioxidant fruit it’s a great way to reduce the risks of cancer but this superfood, in particular, contains polyphenols that cause cancer cells to self-destruct. Although its most celebrated health benefit found in Kakadu plums are its antibacterial properties. It contains both gallic and ellagic acids which have antifungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-tumor effects on the body as well as fighting off cancer cells.
Even the beauty industry has taken notice of these natural superfoods. All the vitamin C will make your skin more supple and its ability to produce collagen in the skin slows down the aging process. It will brighten your complexion, protect your skin and has even been found beneficial for UV-damaged skin. Your scalp and hair will even benefit from its free radical fighting abilities. Concentrated doses of the Kakadu plum can now be found in a number of skin care and hair care products, if you want to know more you should research such products online.
You can buy a variety of Kakadu plum products including freeze dried Kakadu plum powders and capsules, you can also buy it in concentrated liquid forms. Buying them fresh is the best option if you can find a someone growing them near you. If you are unsure of where to look you can always search and purchase them from many online stores selling superfoods.